choked

Well that’s it I’ve left the Department – and my last 15 minutes were very difficult for me.  I managed half the West Wing before I choked.  The magnificent ‘send off’ from the team has knocked me for six. In truth I’m not someone who is easily hit below the emotional belt – but the […]

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the best of days

it was never in doubt but if proof was needed that I work with a truly wonderful group of people then it was delivered in buckets yesterday, I have been given a superb send off with thoughtful and generous gifts as well as an extreme generosity and kindness with the things that people have said […]

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final trip to London (for work)

I was in London today for the 24th and final Programme Board of the Programme I currently manage – and with my departure from the Dept imminent it was also my final visit to Caxton House – a place I have been to on many many occasions over the years. It also allowed me to […]

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safely through

Another comfortable win last night saw City get into the last four for the League Cup semi-final, which I think makes for four or five years of consecutive semi finals.  We had  a really poor journey there last night – due to miles of slow traffic because of roadworks, miles of slow traffic due to […]

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busy day so far

worked for a couple of hours this morning, then called to Sarah’s (both Sarah and Daniel are a little under the weather), read a couple of stories to Daniel, had a coffee, made a paper aeroplane, threw monkey around a few times, then nipped to Tesco for a few bits, then home to put the […]

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wow …

City pulled our dream draw today when we got pitted against Barcelona in the last 16 knockout round of the Champions League.  What a draw – the Camp Nou is on Richards dream list of venues to watch City play, quite apart from seeing the Barca line up. The home game is set for February […]

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another rout at The Etihad

By any standards yesterdays game at The Etihad was more than decent with two top teams really going at it – and although the score finished with a comfortable 6-3 win for City, in truth Arsenal were in it until about 15 minutes from the end.  And another convincing win for Everton continues to raise […]

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and another last time …

Pat has just left for work and this will be the last Saturday she goes into the office (unless of course in the unlikely event of her getting bored and her deciding to get a job at some future point).  I think Pat has just another eight days of paid employment! Richard and I are […]

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30 something

Sarah called with Daniel today on her 30 something birthday – in addition to helping Sarah with her gifts he also wore my new Bayen Munich hat …

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glorious night in Germany

  Richard and I were in Munich yesterday for Match Day 6 of the Champions League – had a really decent day, rounded off perfectly when City put away the Bayen Munich treble winning team, unbeaten in 40 leagues games, unbeaten in 10 Champions league games and unbeaten since Pep went there this season  – […]

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